Upcoming Events and Workshops

We always have something in the works - from workshops and exhibitions to presentations and art retreats. Find out what we'll be up to and where we'll be.

 

2018

Monster Maker Workshop
Art and Soul - Virginia Beach

Monday, October 1, 2018, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Unleash your mad scientist in this fun mixed media workshop as you bring a variety of creatures of the imagination to life. Learn to conceptualize and create cute and cuddly, or scary and menacing monsters with pencil, ink, paint, and collage, and walk away with your own menagerie of little beasts. Evil laugh optional.

 

Stencil Savvy
Art and Soul - Virginia Beach

Tuesday, October 2, 2018, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Stencils have become increasingly popular over the past few years, and many of us look forward to the latest releases by our favorite mixed-media artists. In this hands-on workshop, you’ll see just how easy it is to create your own distinctive stencils and templates. Walk away with a variety of unique stencils and templates ready to be used in all of your mixed-media endeavors.

 

Luminous Liquid Layers
Art and Soul - Virginia Beach

Thursday, October 4, 2018, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Spend the day pushing your creativity as you delve into the world of liquid acrylics. Explore a multitude of exciting possibilities as you paint, drip, scrape, splatter, and stamp. Throw in some of your favorite images and personal ephemera to add mixed media flair to your work, or focus simply on building your painting skills. Open yourself to a new painting process as you build texture, embrace color, and develop rich layers. See how easy it is to develop dynamic images as you work, and walk away with vivid works ready to go up on the wall.

 

VAEA 2018 Fall Professional Development Conference - Midlothian, VA

October 25 - 27, 2018

Join Eric at the annual Virginia Art Education Association's Fall Conference at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Midlothian, VA for several presentations and workshops.

Thur, Oct 25 - 12-12:50 PM
The Role of the Visual Journal in a Choice-Based Art Room, Shenandoah Parlor D, 50 min. Presentation

Thur, Oct 25 - 1-1:50 PM
Daily Art Challenges as Contemplative Practice, Shenandoah Parlor D, 50 min. Presentation

Thur, Oct 25 - 7-8:50 PM
Quick and Easy Challenges for Opening to Creativity, Shenandoah Parlor B, 110 min. Workshop

Fri, Oct 26 - 6-8 PM
Artisans' Gallery, 

 

2019

BEYOND BLANK PAGES
JOHN C. CAMPBELL FOLK SCHOOL - BRASSTOWN, NC

Sunday, January 20 - Friday, January 25, 2019

Challenge your notions of what a book can be! Starting with a blank journal or sketchbook, engage in a wide range of activities to weave a visual and written narrative, transforming blank pages into a unified artistic vision. Explore simple printmaking techniques; a variety of letterforms and lettering techniques; and the layering of materials, ideas, and themes. Colors, images, and words will flow among, across, and through your pages as you manipulate structure with pockets, pop-ups, tears, cutouts, windows, foldouts, and more. All levels welcome.

 

Artful Layers
Art and Soul - Portland

Tuesday, March 12, 2019, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Immerse yourself in the art of mixed media layering, and delve deeply into a wide range of techniques for creating artful layers in your work. The focus of this workshop is on exploring the possibilities of layering materials, ideas, and images and incorporating personal themes, ideas, and images. Explore how to build up color and texture using transparent media like watercolors and water-soluble pencil. Experiment with collage, image transfers, and personal text to develop themes. Learn to embellish and enhance elements to draw out focus and detail, and walk away with a variety of richly layered work.

 

Monster Maker Workshop
Art and Soul - Portland

Wednesday, March 13, 2019, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Unleash your mad scientist in this fun mixed media workshop as you bring a variety of creatures of the imagination to life. Learn to conceptualize and create cute and cuddly, or scary and menacing monsters with pencil, ink, paint, collage, and polymer clay. Build your creations from stock parts or invent your own. Customize your monsters with a variety of details, textures, and accessories, and walk away with your own menagerie of little beasts. Evil laugh optional.

 

Beyond Blank Pages
Art and Soul - Portland

Thursday, March 14, 2019, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Challenge your notions of what a book can be and how pages can relate to one another, and engage in a wide range of artmaking and writing activities to weave a visual and written narrative. Transform blank pages into a unified artistic vision as you explore the layering of materials, ideas, and themes. Consider how colors, images, and words can figuratively and literally flow among, across, and through your pages as you change and manipulate the structure of pages with pockets, pop-ups, tears, cutouts, widows, foldouts, and more. Bring your own store bought or hand bound journal or sketchbook, and explore the possibilities for transforming it into a vessel for your creativity.